Martin Kaymer joins the elite

2014 06 450680190

A final round one-under-par 69 secured Martin Kaymer an eight-shot victory at the US Open, and the win sees Kaymer join the list of the games elite players in more ways than one.


Now former world No.1 becomes the first player form Continental Europe to win the US Open.
"I'm more of a complete player it was just a matter of time.” - Martin Kaymer

“It shouldn't sound cocky or arrogant, but I knew it would come. I knew that I would play good golf again,” said Kaymer, speaking on his dip in form.

“There was enough belief there. I just didn't think it would take me that much time to get back where I was or actually not where I was, I think I play better golf now I'm more of a complete player it was just a matter of time.”

The win sees Kaymer become only the eighth wire-to-wire US Open champion in history, and a whole lot more.

U.S. Open - Final Round

Martin Kaymer :: with this win


Kaymer is now No.11 in the world rankings.

Becomes the first player from continental Europe to win the US Open.

Martin Kaymer moves to 240.77 in The Ryder Cup World Points List ascending to ninth place.

He is now the 35th non-American winner of the US Open.

He joins Seve Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer and Jose Maria Olazabal as the fourth player from Continental Europe to win multiple majors.

Becomes the first wire-to-wire winner of the US Open Championship with no ties since Rory McIlroy in 2011.

The win is the sixth major championship victory by a former challenge tour player.

Becomes the 18th different player to win the US Open Championship and US PGA Championship.

Kaymer is now the fourth European Tour Member to win the US Open Championship in the past five seasons, following Graeme McDowell (2010), Rory McIlroy (2011) and Justin Rose (2013).

Becomes the 13th different European Tour Member to record multiple Major Championships.

Golf News

Brooks Koepka hits out at Holmes over pace of play
The Open: Post-Championship Report Card
Shane-sational! Lowry wins The Open at Royal Portrush
Robert MacIntyre: This has been a dream come true
The Open: Final round tee times

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
Review: Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick tips with Denis Pugh and Peter Barber See all videos right arrow

play button
Hold your finish for more compression
Watch
play button
A two-minute set-up MOT
Callaway
play button
How to hit the golf ball higher
Watch
play button
Denis Pugh’s keys to more power
Watch
See all videos right arrow